Original Air Date: October 24, 2019
Jonathan Abbamonte, Research Analyst, Population Research Institute
Topic: Mr Abbamonte's article entitled 'Why America's Birth Rate is Still Tanking? The Cost of Raising a Child and Lost Millennial Wealth' outlines many contributing factors including: skyrocketing tuition costs; unprecedented student debt surpassing other forms of debt; rising cost of child care; housing costs that have soared; lost millennial wealth in the 'Great Recession of 2007 to 2009' and the cost of raising a child; are several factors contributing to a 1.7 children per child bearing age women in America, well below the replacement rate of 2.1 children.
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